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We honor veterans overview and partner commitment

We Honor Veterans:Overview and Partner Commitment

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What is we honor veterans whv
What is We Honor Veterans (WHV)?

  • National awareness and action campaign

  • Developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

  • In collaboration with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Encourage partnerships between community hospices, state hospice organizations and VA facilities

Our common goal
Our common goal:

  • Providing the best possible care for Veterans in the best possible manner and setting.


  • Honoring Veterans’ preferences

Why whv
Why WHV?

  • Approximately 680,000 Veterans die in the US every year: 25% of all deaths!

  • A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them

  • Community hospices can join in better serving and honoring our nation’s Veterans and be listed on the We Honor Veterans website

Why whv1
Why WHV?

  • Creates a culture that includes Veteran-centric activities

    • Taps into a shared value of honoring our nation’s Veterans

    • Moves from organizations’ needs and goals to Veterans’ needs and goals

    • Moves the focus from individual organizations to partnerships

What is veteran centric
What is “Veteran-centric”?

  • Focuses on the needs, desires and treatment of our Veterans

  • Requires Veteran responsibility and accountability

  • Depends on communication, coordination and collaboration among healthcare providers

We honor veterans campaign goals
We Honor Veterans Campaign Goals

  • Promote Veteran-centric educational activities

  • Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans

  • Support development of strategic partnerships

  • Increase access and improve quality

What does we honor veterans mean
What does We Honor Veterans mean?

  • Asking about military history and knowing what to do with the answer

  • Partnering to improve care

  • Extending VA and community reach to improve care and access

  • Improving quality by measuring the impact of VA and community interventions

In support of the goals
In Support of the Goals


  • Centralized Information

  • Educational Resources

  • Partnerships

Web resources
Web Resources

  • Presentations

    • WHV Overview and Partner Commitment

    • Basic Training for Understanding the VA

    • Building a Veteran-centric culture

    • Service-Related Diseases, Illnesses and Conditions

    • Hospice-Veteran Partnership

    • Veteran Benefits

    • Memorials and Salutes for Veterans and Caregivers

Web resources1
Web Resources

  • Military History Checklist

  • Hospice-Veteran Partnership Toolkit

  • Tip Sheets

    • Building Relationships with VA

    • Relationships with Provider groups

    • Engaging Veterans

  • Veteran Appreciation/Recognition Certificates

  • Links to VA and other websites

  • Partnerships better prepared to
    PartnershipsBetter Prepared to:

    • Build professional and organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans

    • Develop and/or strengthen partnerships with Veteran organizations

    • Increase access for Veterans in your community, region and state

    • Network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models

    Levels of commitment
    Levels of Commitment

    • Recruit: Get oriented and commit

    • Level 1: Provide Veteran-centric education

    • Level 2: Build organizational capacity

    • Level 3: Develop and strengthen relationships

    • Level 4: Increase access and improve quality

    Levels 1 4 categories of activities
    Levels 1 – 4 Categories of Activities

    • Education

      • Staff and volunteer education and programs

      • Community Education

    • Organizational policies and procedures

      • Integration

    • Hospice-Veteran Partnerships (HVP)

      • VA Medical Centers and community stakeholders

      • Local, regional and statewide HVPs

    Recruit committing to the program
    Recruit:Committing to the Program

    • Review We Honor Veterans Overview PowerPoint presentation

    • Sign and submit the Partner Commitment form (President/CEO/Executive Director)

    Level 1 activities
    Level 1 Activities

    • Education

      • Conduct minimum of 3 Veteran-specific presentations for staff, volunteers

    • Organizational policies and procedures

      • Review Military History Checklist

      • Integrate into admission process

    • Hospice-Veteran Partnerships (HVP)

      • Identify designated Hospice and Palliative Care contact person

      • Review HVP PowerPoint presentation

    Whv what s in it for us
    WHV: What’s in it for us?

    • Community Hospices

      • Extension of commitment to community

      • Privilege to honor those who have served our country

      • Provide quality EOL care to Veterans

      • Expand business relationship with VA

        It’s just the right thing to do!

    • VA

      • Increased confidence in making referrals to community providers

      • Enhanced ability to identify providers that have Veteran-specific skills and knowledge

      • Heightened satisfaction in being able to honor Veterans’ preferences to go home

    Join us
    Join Us!

    • Review this presentation—Done!

    • Complete and submit the Partner Commitment to WHV

    • Receive acknowledgement of your Partner Commitment

    • Check the website for your listing as a Recruit

    • Start working on Level One Activities!

    Contact us
    Contact Us

    We Honor Veterans

    A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

    Email: veterans@nhpco.org